The act of adding material on top of another one to protect the underlying structure is called cladding. Cladding is mostly done to provide a top layer. Cladding involved adding a top layer and the reason behind that is to prevent infiltration of weather elements like water or even aesthetic purposes. Cladding is used as a control method and not only done to serve as a waterproof. The building structure will not be infiltrated by wind or water because cladding materials will prevent that.
The external parts of structures do not have to be sealed at times. External sealing is not required by some structures, and examples of such structure are train stations, car parks and also bus stations. In such structures, perforated metal cladding is the one that is used. When perforated metal cladding is used in such structures, the benefits that it offers are many. When metal cladding is used, you will enjoy many benefits such as lightweight, durability and also easy installation work. There are several types of cladding. Examples of types of cladding are like weatherboard cladding, timber cladding, stone cladding, concrete cladding, and metal cladding.
Structures mostly are cladded using the metal cladding. You will enjoy many benefits when the metal cladding is done. The advantage of using metal cladding is that the materials used are light weighted. That’s why you see many railway stations with such cladding because no weight is added on the shelter. When you compare other kinds of claddings with metal cladding, you will notice that metal cladding is the best. Metal cladding is the best because it lasts longer than other forms of cladding. Those structures that are cladded using metal cladding have a longer life span than those with wooden cladding.
Another advantage of using clad metals is that installation work is easier. Wooden cladding is different from metal cladding because welding will be the only thing required to join the metals. You also do not have to spend a lot of energy when welding which makes even the installation work easier. You will also save a lot of time when installing metal cladding which is an advantage also. Metal cladding is loved by many people because it acts as fireproof. Fire cannot be started or tolerated by metallic things. The best form of cladding is metal cladding because you can paint it.
You will save money when you choose to install metal cladding because the maintenance practices will be less. Other methods of cladding will need one to repaint them after a while which is costly. When you chose metal cladding, you will not have to repaint the structure. You will only need a soap and water to wash it which will make it shiny again.